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Nearing 1000 replies guys!!

Glad to hear more people enjoying the C5, off to try it with the Hippo ProOne (bass boost may be needed)
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Though I think that 99 percent of the sound signature is actually dictated by the headphones/iems one chooses so it's better to put the time,energy and money in getting that to your liking.

 

VERY good point.  I have seen a lot of people spend a LOT of money on high quality gear to make their low quality headphones or speakers better.  I would say the headphones are much more important overall than the amp.  Not to discount the need for or improvements of an amp sometimes, but even the C5 isn't going to drastically change the bass on a headphone with super bass to begin with or reduce sibilance on an earphone with a lot of sibilance.  I think of a good amp as refining the sound quality.  Making it more pristine as if your windshield is dirty and you clean it really good it lets you see better, but the windshield isn't really changed at all.  The sound with a C5 is more pristine and lets you hear the music better without really changing your earphones per se...

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Anyone have any opinions on how this compares to the iBasso D6 or even the iBasso PB2?

 

 



Looking for a portable amp for the Mad Dogs. Granted the D6 has a DAC, I'm more interested in the amp pairings of the Mad Dogs to the C5/D6/PB2s.
 

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I'll still try to get the drivers installed to re-program the C5, but in the mean time this should do.

 

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Drivers? confused_face_2.gif

 

Drivers are not required. These are for optional DIY modding. See Post #870.

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Would it be a relevant comparison to put the C5 against the JDS Cmoybb 2.03?

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All fine and well and i'm starting to like this amp. 

But (yes alas there is a but)

 

This nice amp costs $189 ..good price a bit more expensive than the Fiio E12 and well lot's of you say well worth it better SQ etc..

But here it comes what does it cost me ? Living in the EU Netherlands.

 

(hope your sitting down) !!

 

Total cost €208 yep that's $269 almost $270 for all intense and purpose !

My god ..

And how much does the mediocre Soundstage Fiio E12 cost me you ask?

€120 that's $155

 

So the difference $114 big ones !!

 

Well that's life take it or leave it i guess.

 

there is one solution and that's JDS Labs start's a small factory in the EU.

Making all the people that love music happy hahaha..

well that was the StarTrek nurd inside me talking..

 

I have bin talking to JDS Labs great people.

Especially "John Seaber" very patient and understanding.

 

Perhaps he can find a nice distributing option for us people here in the EU..


Edited by smpie - 5/16/13 at 11:58am
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there is one solution and that's JDS Labs start's a small factory in the EU.

 

One of our new distributors has C5 in stock in Spain, so I've contacted them for their store URL (not sure why they haven't provided it).

 

What stores would you like to see our products in?

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Oh, thats great news, John. From where can I get it? Link, contact, whatever? Please PM me if necessary. I need the C5 ASAP but has to be via EU. I can't afford the customs tax and even the waiting.
 

 

It's a new store, so I'm not sure when they're officially opening: http://headphoniaks.com/

They definitely received a shipment of C5's from us earlier this month.

 

We need to expand more into EU, so ask your favorite stores or send us recommendations.

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I'm not an expert with earphones nor low-impedance "loads," but how would the C5 fare with a 9 Ω earphone (i.e. the upcoming Shure SE846)?

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should be fine. I really really want the SE846 too... lets see if i can get my hands on a pair when they come out, for review purposes.

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We need to expand more into EU, so ask your favorite stores or send us recommendations.

 

John- are you lining up some retailers in Japan or Asia?

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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

 

One of our new distributors has C5 in stock in Spain, so I've contacted them for their store URL (not sure why they haven't provided it).

 

What stores would you like to see our products in?

 

thanks for your reply.

 

Stores where i wold like to see the JDS Labs products.. oh man just any store for now sad the sad dutch man with no options hahahah…nehh seriously ..

 

I think a store like Amazone.uk (if you type in amazone.nl you will be redirected to the uk site.)

 

it's not the most ideal store out there but its a good start. Because it opens up the EU market so that we all can enjoy JDS labs out here ;-)

 

Here in the Netherlands i would say stores like these. were they sell other audio hardware..

 

A big one that is all over the place is called Hobo hifi.

http://www.hobo.nl

 

And one where i got my T5p. called overgaauw.

http://www.overgaauw.com

 

There are options like bol.com

thats' a store comparable to amazon but better known in Holland.

A couple of years ago the big name " Ahold " bought Bol.com..

So now they even sell secondhand material new stuff you name it they got it..

I think it looks like amazon….

 

The "Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2" has a store in the UK so that was a nice option costing me $15 for transport not ideal but no import hassle so at least that's one thing..

 

 

But really being able to buy it in the Netherlands would just be out of this world awesome..

and second best would be somewhere in the EU where one could at least read the site hahah unlike that site in Spain ..real strange to's guys there.. The food is nice but they lack the business skills found in the Germans and Dutch.. (that's my humble opinion hope not to offend)

 

Again thanks for taking the time to think of us here in the EU..

 

gr sam

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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

 

We need to expand more into EU, so ask your favorite stores or send us recommendations.

 

Almost forgot !!

 

Maybe the best store to start of with !!!

They where even looking at my request to import other US brands..

Or order them for me..But the price including import / taxes was to much..

 

There name is HDPHNS.

http://hdphns.com/nl/

 

that's the one store that's awesome i think..They already sell amps..

Like the Fiio And iQube  and Gigizoid so JDS labs would compliment that nicely ..

 

I will email them the link to this forum and ask them what they think..?

 

I Can't believe i forgot about them! 

Seeing i ordered my Fiio E12 there and than cancelled it because of my coinsurance for

coloration and soundstage..

 

How cool would it be if i could listen to the E12 and the C5 and compare both ..

Heaven on Earth hahahah..

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I've already contacted hifiheadphones about stocking JDS, we'll see.
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